'Wasim Sajjad' by Anthony Connolly for the Rhodes Trust, 2016

Wasim Sajjad honoured; Rhodes Trust portrait

The Rhodes Trust have commissioned a portrait through the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in order to honour Wasim Sajjad’s contribution both to The Rhodes Trust and to Pakistan. They selected the artist  Anthony Connolly RP  from among the portfolio of possible artists to create this portrait. The Rhodes Trust supports Scholars, selected from around the…

Robbie Wraith Still Life with paint tubes

Robbie Wraith London Show

Robbie Wraith, Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters,  has been invited to exhibit his work at the Triforium, The Temple Church London EC4Y7BR  following his well received portrait of the Lord Chief Justice for the Middle Temple. The exhibition will run from from 18th October to 6th November, subject to church timetables. Please…

David Caldwell RP

ABOUT DAVID David Caldwell was born in Helensburgh in the West of Scotland in 1977. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and the Royal Drawing School (2003-05). He has won several awards and residencies for painting including the prestigious Bulldog Bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Founder’s Purchase…

Mall Galleries, London SW1

London a world leading centre for portraiture

The UK’s special place in portraiture may date back as far as the reformation. At this time a sudden decline in commissioned religious art, due to the newly austere interiors of religious buildings, meant that artists had to diversify into different genres.  This coincided with a new aspirant middle class, created by the redistribution of…

Jason Walker 'Rowlands'

Jason Walker, Prince, print & pool

The Jubilee Pool in Penzance Cornwall was officially reopened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, 81 years after its completion in 1935 to mark King George V’s Silver Jubilee. Jason Walker is a trustee for the pool was introduce to the Prince as part of the official visit. Jason has painted the pool many times and has produced limited…

'St Paul's and The Millennium' by Bhatia Varsha

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN LONDON

LONDON AND PORTRAITURE – A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP   With David Hockney’s exhibition ’82 Portraits and 1 Still-life’ being shown at the Royal Academy until October, and the identification of a portrait painted by the German Londoner Lucian Freud on a BBC television programme, London’s relationship with portraiture has never been more obvious.   London has long…

David Gainsborough Roberts by Benjamin Sullivan. Photo by Kate Zadell.

BENJAMIN SULLIVAN’S NEW PORTRAIT UNVEILED

YET ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR BENJAMIN SULLIVAN Benjamin Sullivan’s portrait of David Gainsborough Roberts was unveiled at Jersey Museum on 28 June. Gainsborough Roberts is a well known memorabilia collector in Jersey, and has often shared his collection, which includes items such as the costumes of Marilyn Monroe, at local exhibitions. As much of his collection is…